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October 21, 2009

This Day in History: Oct. 22:

1797: Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute jump from a balloon. 1836: Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first president of the Republic of Texas. 1954: West Germany joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). 1962: President Kennedy announced an air and naval blockade of Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island. 1979: Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlevi, the deposed Shah of Iran, was allowed in the United States for medical treatment. This action led to the Iran hostage crisis. -- from Infoplease website

Famous birthdays today (besides yours): Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, 1811; Actress Sarah Bernhardt, 1844; Actress Joan Fontaine, 1917; Novelist Doris Lessing, 1919; Black activist Bobby Seale, 1936; Actor Christopher Lloyd, 1938; Actress Annette Funicello, 1942; Actress Catherine Deneuve, 1943; Guitarist Leslie West of Mountain, 1945; Actor Jeff Goldblum, 1952; Bassist Cris Kirkwood of Meat Puppets, 1960; Christian singer TobyMac (dc Talk), 1964; Singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding, 1965; Comedian Carlos Mencia, 1967; Reggae rapper Shaggy, 1968; Director Spike Jonze, 1969; Rapper Tracey Lee, 1970; Actor Michael Fishman ("Roseanne"), 1981; Guitarist Rickard Goransson of Carolina Liar, 1983; Drummer Zac Hanson of Hanson, 1985; Actor Jonathan Lipnicki ("Stuart Little," "Jerry Maguire"), 1990 -- From Infoplease and Yahoo!News websites

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